purple cactusIn the stillness of the morning,
before the rising of the sun,
I seek the movement of your Holy Spirit

Cover me
Move me
Stir up love
Compel me to action
Draw me closer

To love
To joy
To possibility
To justice
To my siblings
To the beauty around me
Within me
To You

Back to You.

Amen.


Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter gratefully (though not always gracefully) serving as executive director of A Just Harvest, Senior Pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a joyful contributor in the newly released book “Words of Her Mouth.


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